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I am thrilled to be working at Q13 FOX News. Moving back to the amazing people and unrivaled beauty of the Pacific Northwest is a dream come true.

I grew up in Longview, Wash., and lived in the south Puget Sound for several years before beginning my broadcasting career in Reno, Nev., as a photojournalist. I then moved more than 2,000 miles away to Greensboro, N.C., where my nearly 10-year long stint in the deep south began.

After almost 7 years working as a photojournalist and reporter in Atlanta, I packed up my life and returned to my home state of Washington.

I live in Seattle with my partner and our awesome dog.

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    ‘Never had a tornado:’ Longview damage could reach $1 million

    LONGVIEW, Wash. – People are picking up the pieces after a tornado ripped through this southwest Washington city on Thursday. Six businesses were heavily damaged during the storm, but miraculously nobody was hurt. Al Willis’ auto shop lost its roof – and the powerful winds tossed Al like a toy. “Rips the door open, throws my butt on the floor,” he said Friday. “I watched the roof go, I don’t know where it went.” Carl’s Towing was hit right before […]

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    Recess canceled: Fear of errant arrows from hunters force elementary school kids inside

    GRAHAM, Wash. — It’s hunting season, but a group of parents in Pierce County are outraged that the fear of stray arrows has kept their kids inside for days. The decision at Kapowsin Elementary has left parents angry and kids confused. It wasn’t just the rain keeping kids indoors — hunters searching for game near the school caused recess to be canceled. Parents who talked to Q13 Fox News had no idea what was happening until we told them. “I […]

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    Near site of Oso mudslide, concerns over heavy rain, new path of river

    OSO, Wash. — Flooding is a big concern in Snohomish County, especially near the Oso mudslide. The concern is that the path of the Stillaguamish River has changed as a result of the mudslide, and the effect of that on people living nearby is unknown. Wednesday’s storms are just the beginning of the rainy season. County officials and the U.S. Geological Survey said they are keeping a close watch on the water levels. Kayla Baum and her daughter live right […]

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    Burglar or man just knocking on door? Homeowner opens fire — and could be charged

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. — A homeowner could end up in hot water after firing his gun at what he thought was a burglar. But neighbors are rallying around the homeowner, who could be charged with a crime. Cops quickly detained both the homeowner and the man the homeowner thought might be a would-be burglar, but investigators discovered that no crime had been committed — except possibly by the homeowner, who is the only person in the case that could face charges. […]

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    Shooting spree suspect allegedly wanted to die, told cops: ‘Your guys aren’t very good shots’

    EVERETT — The suspect in a wild shootout with police last week, Hans Hansen, faced a judge for the first time on Monday while court documents suggested a possible motive for the shooting spree. Cops said Hansen targeted police last Wednesday night because he wanted them to shoot and kill him. Court papers said it’s all because both his business and his health was failing – and just before the alleged shooting spree, Hansen learned his son was suicidal. Hansen […]

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    Dog attacked by loose pit bulls inside fenced Graham backyard

    GRAHAM, Wash. — A Pierce County couple thought their dog would be safe in their gated backyard but they were wrong. Two pit bulls got into their yard and surrounded their dog, Jack. Now neighbors worry the pit bulls could be returned to their owner. Eight-year-old Jack is all fixed up after an emergency visit to the veterinarian that cost his owners hundreds of dollars. “Up until yesterday he thought everybody loved him,” said Jack’s owner, Lisa Hansler. “He’s got stitches […]

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    Suspect in three-city shooting rampage that targeted police is family man

    GRANITE FALLS, Wash. — Law enforcement sources identified the Snohomish County shooting rampage suspect Thursday as Hans Hansen, who lives near Granite Falls, and others talked of what may have triggered Wednesday’s crime spree. Hansen, married with a son, is believed to have been the man in a white pickup truck who opened fire Wednesday night at the Granite Falls Police Department and at several parked patrol cars before driving to the Lake Stevens Department, where he did the same […]

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    ‘It’s frightening’: At least 19 Redmond homes hit by burglars in 4 months

    REDMOND — A rash of home burglaries on the Eastside has neighbors on edge. In the city of Redmond alone, crooks ransacked 19 homes since the beginning of June. The burglaries are happening in the middle of the day when most people are at work. The thieves are after cash, electronics and jewelry. “It’s frightening,” neighbor Cathy Rivera said Wednesday. “You lock everything up. You do what you’re supposed to do, you get alarms, and yet they’re still managing to […]

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    ‘I got shot!’ Teen says she was hit in face by potato-gun at birthday party

    ARLINGTON — A Snohomish County family is sharing a warning about a random act of violence that could have killed their teenager. “They might think it was fun and games but it’s not,” said April Gorman, “She could have died.” Gorman believes a potato gun was fired into her 17-year-old niece’s face. Shian Witherspoon said her swollen head hurts so bad that she can barely talk. It happened during her birthday party on Saturday – the party ended with a […]